Meaning of SMTP response ok and accepted

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Mar 30th, 2012
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Correct Answer by Donald Nash about 5 years 4 months ago

The part in the quotes is the textual part of the response from the remote SMTP server. SMTP does not standardize the explanatory text used in most replies, since the machine readable part of the response is numeric. The two examples you give looked like this during the SMTP exchange:


    250 ok: Messages 1613717078 accepted


and


    250 accepted (1116246434)


Since the response code is "250" in both cases, the two messages are equivalent. The explanatory text is meant only for humans.


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Donald Nash Fri, 03/30/2012 - 07:07
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The part in the quotes is the textual part of the response from the remote SMTP server. SMTP does not standardize the explanatory text used in most replies, since the machine readable part of the response is numeric. The two examples you give looked like this during the SMTP exchange:


    250 ok: Messages 1613717078 accepted


and


    250 accepted (1116246434)


Since the response code is "250" in both cases, the two messages are equivalent. The explanatory text is meant only for humans.


++Don

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